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Dermatology Matters

This week’s topic is: Dermatology and wellbeing Dermatology Matters’ covers the topics of skin care and wellbeing. DMC clinical lead dermatologist, Dr. Anthony Downs, answers the most frequently asked questions surrounding concerns in dermatology.  Dr Anthony Downs BSc MBBS FRCP Doctor Anthony Downs has been a consultant dermatologist since 2000. Downs trains nurses, GPs, dermatology…

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Sexual Health

This week’s topic is: Sexual Health: The preventative HIV drug (PrEP)   What is the PrEP drug? : PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) is the pre-sex drug that reduces the chances of contracting HIV. Although it has been around since 2012, many have not been aware of it. Currently, PrEP is available in Scotland and Wales. Whereas…

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Wearable tech

To kickstart Healthy Futures, this week’s topic is: Wearable tech: the Apple Watch We’re exploring the two new health-related features of the latest Apple Watch: The watch can automatically call emergency services if it detects you have suffered a fall and have become unresponsive. Electrocardiogram feature: Can monitor the rhythm of the heart and give…

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Secret to happiness is a good night’s sleep

Which would you prefer: a 50 per cent pay rise or a good night’s sleep? Anyone who puts their happiness first should choose the latter according to new research. The report suggests that quality of sleep has by far the strongest association with wellbeing among the parts of our lifestyle we can control. Friends, family…

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Healthier You

In recently published NICE guidelines, people are to be given exercise on prescription under a Government scheme to combat soaring rates of obesity and heart disease. Ministers hope that encouraging people to spend more time at the gym will cut hospital waiting lists by making the population healthier. The NHS workouts will be prescribed for those…

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Flu vaccination vital

Flu could put much more pressure than usual on GPs and hospitals this winter, following the worst outbreak in many years in Australia and New Zealand. Speaking at Health and Care Innovation Expo in Manchester, NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens said the winter flu season in the Southern Hemisphere is an indication of the…

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Sabina Grzeda-McArthur

Operations Director, Community Services Sabina has been with DMC for nine years, growing her role from award-winning practice manager to operations director of DMC Community Services. What matters to Sabina: “That our services are delivered smoothly and efficiently, so that all patients are seen and treated by our expert consultants without delay.  I’m also passionate…

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Dr Shawn Halpin

Dr Halpin is a highly regarded consultant neuroradiologist, bringing great experience and expertise  from his long-held tenure at University Hospital of Wales. What matters to Shawn:  “As a clinician, I am fully aware of the tremendous strain on NHS radiology services. DMC Radiology Reporting has an important part to play in delivering efficient and effective…

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